Thursday, November 19, 2009

How to Quickly Resize Photos on Your PC

Resizing your photos can take a lot of time, especially if you are looking to resize a lot of photos at once. But there is a great free option available that you can download to your PC that can make this task much easier.

If you are running Windows XP, then you can download the free Image Resizer Tool directly from Microsoft. This great free utility lets you right click on your images on your PC and click on a new selection "Resize Pictures" where you can easily resize your photo to a more managable size for the web or for emailing.

Or, if you are running Windows Vista, you can download the Photo Resizer Clone Tool and you will have the same free functionality available to you.

Both utilities make it easy to resize a batch of photos in one click. You can highlight all of the photos you want to resize, then right-click and select "Resize Photos". The resize screen that pops up lets you select from standard resize sizes or you can customize the size that you prefer.

By default, a new image for each highlighted original will be created with a new name for you. Or you can select Advanced and select from several other customized settings.

I used this technique when Joann recently asked me to upload new photos to the Empowered Networking Photo Gallery and it saved me a lot of time. Give it a try next time you have to resize your photos and let me know how it worked for you!

Here’s to Your Online Success!

Betty Walker, the Wise Web Lady
Cape Coral, FL Empowered Networking Chapter


Empowered "Women's" Network said...

SO Helpful Betty! I needed this, you were reading my mind werent you. You are a great web lady!

Taresa Spiroff said...

thanks for the great advise!